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post #1 of 5 Old 06-18-2007, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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plated fasteners

It seems many of the various nuts and bolts on the Strom are prone to rusting easily. I guess its one of the ways that Suzuki keeps the price down. Has anyone ever made a list of the various bolt sizes, and found suppliers to replace with well plated versions?
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post #2 of 5 Old 06-19-2007, 09:29 PM
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Never had a bolt on my bike start rusting in 15k miles.
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post #4 of 5 Old 06-20-2007, 11:11 AM
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Cheap do-it-yourself fix

I haven't seen that problem on my 2005 DL650 yet, but have had similar problems with other hardware on vehicles/bicycles. The solution I came up with (partially since I already had the stuff in my garage) was to use Brownell's oven-baked teflon gun finish. It is a spray on coating that you then bake in your oven to cure. I have used it both on wear areas of firearms and on hardware. I like this option since I can black-out the hardware and preparation only entails cleaning and roughening the part (just protect the threads from over spray). Unfortunately, this only addresses the exposed heads.

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post #5 of 5 Old 06-20-2007, 11:37 AM
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Maybe Murph at could be tempted. He makes something that sounds similar for the Concours and has branched out into supporting the Strom community with other doodads to high praise.

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